The Airbus A321 is a medium-to-long range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. It is a member of the Airbus A320 family, which also includes the A318, A319, and A320. The A321 is designed to cater to the needs of airlines operating on longer routes or with higher passenger demand.
One of the notable features of the Airbus A321 is its size. It has a length of approximately 44 meters and can accommodate up to 240 passengers in a typical two-class configuration. This makes it suitable for both domestic and international flights, connecting larger cities and airports.
The A321 is powered by two engines, typically either CFM International CFM56 or International Aero Engines V2500 engines. These engines provide the necessary thrust for the aircraft to take off and maintain its flight. The A321 also incorporates advanced avionics and systems, ensuring a safe and efficient flying experience.
In terms of performance, the Airbus A321 has a maximum range of around 3,200 nautical miles (5,900 kilometers) and a cruising speed of approximately 450 knots (833 kilometers per hour). This allows it to operate on both short-haul and medium-haul routes, connecting passengers to a wide range of destinations.
The A321 has been widely adopted by airlines around the world. Its larger size and extended range make it a popular choice for airlines looking to serve routes with higher passenger demand. Additionally, its commonality with other members of the A320 family allows for cost savings in terms of maintenance and training.
Overall, the Airbus A321 is a versatile and efficient aircraft that meets the needs of airlines operating on medium-to-long range routes. Its spacious cabin, range, and performance make it a preferred choice for airlines and passengers alike, providing a comfortable and reliable travel experience.
|2-class seats||185 (16F @ 36 in, 169Y @ 32 in)||206 (16J @ 36in + 190Y @ 30in)|
|1-class max.||220||240 @ 28in|
|Cargo capacity||51.70 m3 (1,826 cu ft) / 10×LD3-45s|
|Length||44.51 m (146 ft)|
|Wingspan||35.80 m (117 ft 5 in)|
|Wing||122.4 m2 (1,318 sq ft) area, 25° sweep|
|Height||11.76 m (38.6 ft)|
|Fuselage||3.95 by 4.14 m (13.0 by 13.6 ft) width × height, 3.70 m (12.1 ft) wide cabin|
|Max. takeoff weight||93.5 t (206,000 lb)||97 t (213,800 lb)|
|Max. payload||25.3 t (56,000 lb)||25.5 t (56,200 lb):|
|Op. empty weight||48.5 t (107,000 lb)||50.1 t (110,500 lb)|
|Fuel capacity||24,050–30,030 L (6,350–7,930 US gal)||23,700–32,940 L (6,261–8,700 US gal)|
|Engines (×2)||CFM56-5B, 68.3 in (1.73 m) fan
IAE V2500-A5, 63.5 in (1.61 m) fan
|CFM LEAP-1A, 78 in (1.98 m) fan
PW1100G-JM, 81 in (2.06 m) fan
|Max. Thrust (×2)||133–142.34 kN (29,900–32,000 lbf)||143.05–147.28 kN (32,160–33,110 lbf)|
|Speed||Cruise: Mach 0.78 (450 kn; 833 km/h; 518 mph)
Max.: Mach 0.82 (473 kn; 876 km/h; 544 mph)
|Ceiling||39,100–39,800 ft (11,900–12,100 m)|
|Typical range||3,200 nmi (5,930 km; 3,680 mi)||neo: 3,500 nmi (6,480 km; 4,030 mi)
LR : 4,000 nmi (7,410 km; 4,600 mi)
XLR: 4,700 nmi (8,700 km; 5,410 mi)